Saturday, October 06, 2007

ATI driver on openSUSE 10.3

Add the repository

sude zypper ar ati

Install the driver

zypper in ati-fglrxG01-kmp-default x11-video-fglrxG01

Backup your currect settings

cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.msy

Let aticonfig do the inital changes

aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf

Make some manual changes to the xorg.conf, (not sure if required)

sudo pico /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "dri"

Section "Device"
Driver "fglrx"
Option "KernelModuleParm" "agplock=0"
Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"
Option "EnablePrivateBackZ" "no"
Option "mtrr" "on"

Restart X
init 3
init 5

Computer, Control Center, Desktop Effects

Restore your original settings

Restore your xorg.conf
cp /etc/X11/xorg.msy /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Remove the ATI driver
rpm -e $(rpm -qa|grep fglrx)

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